Jury selected in trial over AV Hospital scuffle

LANCASTER – A 12-member jury and two alternates have been chosen for the trial of a 35-year-old man brought up on criminal charges after a violent scuffle with deputies in front of a local hospital nearly two years ago.

The jury was seated Friday at the Antelope Valley courthouse for the trial of Marco Chiclana, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office. Opening statements in the case are likely to start Monday morning (Feb. 25), officials said.

Chiclana says he sustained these injuries after an altercation with deputies in 2011.

Chiclana says he sustained these injuries after an altercation with deputies in 2011.

Chiclana is charged with battery on a peace officer, resisting arrest, attempted mayhem and assault with a deadly weapon for his role in an altercation with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies in front of Antelope Valley Hospital on April 2, 2011. The fight was captured by hospital surveillance cameras (view the video above).

Chiclana had called deputies to the hospital for assistance, because Chiclana’s father was disoriented after surgery and trying to leave the hospital against doctors’ wishes. For reasons unclear by the parking lot security footage, Chiclana ended up in fight with six deputies in the hospital parking lot.

Chiclana, who suffered multiple facial fractures, head injuries and broken bones, was arrested after the incident and later charged with multiple felony counts. Chiclana’s 63-year-old mother, Maria Chiclana, and a family friend, Ibarra De Leon, were also arrested and charged with felony resisting an officer.

The criminal charges were eventually dismissed against Maria Chiclana and Ibarra De Leon (read more here).

In November of 2011, the Chiclana’s and De Leon filed a civil lawsuit against Los Angeles County alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress, false arrest and false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, and violation of civil rights (read more here). The civil lawsuit is still pending.

Related articles:

Criminal case dropped against mother in AV Hospital scuffle

Logan, Cobian families file excessive-force claims against Sheriff’s Department

Prosecutors: No second video in hospital beating case

Man sues Sheriff’s Dept. over hospital beat down

  41 comments for “Jury selected in trial over AV Hospital scuffle

  1. sikntired
    February 26, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Just love those boys and girls in blue and tan,two car chases today,all suspects in custody,and if you saw the last one,a parolee at large,that guy did not want to comply with directions but finally got out and down but scared of the doggy,ha ha….and guess what, 4 more jerks in the car. Can’t pay law enforcement enough to deal with these bottom feeders.Well done.

    • February 26, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      Right on. Half the inbreds here don’t pay attention to stories like that though.

      • Gladys
        February 26, 2013 at 9:52 pm

        What’s an inbred?

        • February 26, 2013 at 11:28 pm

          Inbreeding is reproduction from the mating of parents who are closely related genetically. Inbreeding results in increased homozygosity, which can increase the chances of offspring being affected by recessive or deleterious traits. This generally leads to a decreased fitness of a population, which is called inbreeding depression. An individual who results from inbreeding is referred to as inbred. The avoidance of expression of deleterious recessive alleles caused by inbreeding is thought to be the main selective force maintaining the outcrossing aspect of sexual reproduction

          • sikntired
            February 27, 2013 at 9:29 pm

            Jeez, Otto, I am dumbstruck.

          • Palmdale_Diego
            February 27, 2013 at 9:52 pm

            Poor Gladys, she probably hasn’t made it passed the first sentence; too many big words.

          • Gladys
            February 27, 2013 at 11:08 pm

            snt-yes you are
            Otto- why didn’t you just say Nascar spectators?

          • Gladys
            February 27, 2013 at 11:22 pm

            I was wondering whether you had an original thought in your brain…and now I know. Good copy Otto.

          • February 28, 2013 at 3:03 am

            Just doing my part to keep the masses educated.

  2. Nikolas
    February 25, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I’m confused… I guess we’ll find out more as the trial proceeds…

    But, I wonder what Chiclana said or did that prompted the deputy to attempt the process of hand-cuffing Chiclana.. Once Chiclana resisted the process of being cuffed, then all bets were off apparently.

  3. frank rizzo
    February 24, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    That guy was actively resisting, and assulted the cop, what else do you excpect the cops to do? Chiclana shouldnt even have called tha cops just because he daddy didnt do what he wanted him to do. IF you want to leave the hospital you have the right to leave whenever you want unless you are declared incompetent.

  4. dumbandblind
    February 23, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    “battery on a peace officer, resisting arrest, attempted mayhem and assault with a deadly weapon” = Swollen face and busted lip. Chiclana’ lucky that’s all he got.

    • Tmanymartunis
      February 23, 2013 at 10:12 pm

      I see him talking to the Officer and that Officer pushing him up against the car. That officer then pulls him down and another cop gets behind him so he can’t defend himself against what obviously is going to be a beating. That cop is on his back holding him down while the first cop throws punches. More cops join in kicking and slugging him while he is on the ground and another cops runs up with his club pulled, and drops down to the ground to join in.
      And this is because he called the police to help with his father? Power hungry, adrenaline junkies, probably doing steroids waiting for the opportunity to beat the crap out of someone. Probably didn’t count on that darn video surfacing. :(

      • Megan
        February 23, 2013 at 10:16 pm

        Seriously 5 cops on Mr. Chiclana, kicking and punching him. Wow, pigs gone wild!

        • Crystal balls
          February 23, 2013 at 10:27 pm

          I see a large payout in the near future to benefit the Chiclana family. I see them all being able to buy new trucks and new houses with pools, and put all their kids and grandkids in the best schools.

          • Johny Chingas
            February 26, 2013 at 8:22 am

            You sound like you are one of these CRAZY Pigs…..
            Well Animals..which is the right term to use for these s$%^pid Officers who don’t know how to control themselves..
            Why to call them when I need them?
            When was the last time that I call the Emergency Scary Line? NEVER, and I am never thinking on using them…
            USELESS Dispatchers + CRAZY Officers = DISASTER. No, Thanks.

        • February 26, 2013 at 5:48 pm

          What are they supposed to do, genius? Back off and let just one deputy go up against him just so it’s a fair fight? The more the better…..mind over metter; The deputies don’t mind and the suspect don’t matter.

          • sikntired
            February 26, 2013 at 8:02 pm

            Sorry,should have been a thumbsup, Otto.

          • February 28, 2013 at 2:37 pm

            No problem Sik.

    • edgar
      February 26, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      Police brutality is no joke. And they wonder why christopher dorner did what he did. We need honest cops not these gangsters with badges

      • sikntired
        February 26, 2013 at 4:43 pm

        Christopher Corner was a narcissistic sociopath,it would not have mattered what race he belonged to,he would have had something to whine about. When in doubt,play the race card.

        • sikntired
          February 26, 2013 at 4:57 pm

          * Dorner

          • February 26, 2013 at 5:00 pm

            Damn that auto-correct.

        • edgar
          February 26, 2013 at 6:43 pm

          I hate people that play the race card. Trust me. I believe in the idea christopher dorner had. I read his manifesto. I did not agree with the way he killed the cops he did. However his death was against our laws. Since when are cops given the power to be jury judge and executioner. What makes them above the law. Im sure we all saw tge video where you Clearly hear them planning the burning

          • sikntired
            February 26, 2013 at 8:00 pm

            I too read his manifesto which was a manifestation of his narcissism.He had an exaggerated idea of his own importance in this world.Charly Sheen is awesome?
            so they burned the building, big deal, better then letting him kill someone else.He could have come out with his hands up.Instead he shot himself, good riddance. Personally IDGAF, one more evil m.f. out of the way.

      • sikntired
        February 26, 2013 at 5:09 pm

        I guess the video tells the story.I see one deputy being attacked by a crew of gangsters,I applaud his restraint at not firing on them right there.My guess,felons all.

  5. [removed]
    February 23, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    more abuse of the system from the pigs. pretty typical of the lancaster sheriffs dept. the man was genuinely concerned about his family’s safety and then as usual the behavior from the pigs is to harass him instead. it’s how it always ends up in that city. i hope he get’s millions from those pigs. and where he fights back, i believe he is fully justified once an innocent person is clearly being battered by several of those brown shirted gang members. they harass everyone they can, cause it’s easier than really doing their job!

    • Palmdale_Diego
      February 23, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      Effdsheriffs…very clever. Sounds like you’ve had a little curbside justice inflicted on your a$$. With your mouth and additude, you deserved it. Have a rap sheet, do you? Call the Boy Scouts the next time you’re a victim.

      • Beervana
        February 23, 2013 at 5:44 pm

        @PD (hmmm), Do you think that only people who have had a “run in with the law” or “curbside justice” disagree with the abuse of force shown in this video and many others available online? Seems like maybe you are one of the guys doing the high fives and swift kicks from your remarks. Not everyone who has interaction with law enforcement is doing something wrong. We all have seen videos of cops beating mentally ill people or people who don’t speak English. Or cops opening fire on people for no reason…oh that’s right they thought those 2 old women were Christopher Dorner. They were under stress…
        Next time I’m a victim (if ever), I will call 911 and sue the F out of LASD if they don’t show up. I will take it to the end of the earth to bring the local cops to justice if they don’t respond and can’t prove they were on an emergency. So Girl Scout, open your eyes and remember why cops became cops unless you are one of us who think they did it for the benefits and the POWER TRIP.

        • Kullid
          February 26, 2013 at 11:56 am

          I’m sure that PD would answer YES to your first and second sentences.

        • sikntired
          February 26, 2013 at 5:12 pm

          Time for a beer,vana ?

          • Beervana
            February 26, 2013 at 9:55 pm

            Don’t drink beer…

    • The Truth
      February 24, 2013 at 7:58 am

      Brown Shirt gang members is right. Who would run and hide when real trouble breaks out (Rodney King Riots). Steroids use does make a great point. We need to test the police, because not all of them, are Drunks.

    • February 26, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      Hey Eff- Why is it that my friends and I never get our asses kicked by the cops? Is it because we mind our own business, have jobs, don’t talk back to the cops, and live a good life? Somehow it’s the losers in life that get the cops’ attention. No sympathy here.

      • sikntired
        February 26, 2013 at 5:00 pm

        For Gods sake,Otto,stop making sense,wasted on the lunatic.fringe.

        • February 26, 2013 at 5:07 pm

          Sorry Sik…couldn’t help it, but will try to cut back on the sense-making.

      • Beervana
        February 26, 2013 at 9:58 pm

        Maybe the cops are you friends :) Friends don’t beat up friends, they just let them drive drunk and say silly things.

        • February 26, 2013 at 11:30 pm

          Have a beer…vana.

  6. [removed]
    February 23, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    what!?! the man can’t fight back when he’s being clearly battered by several police? this is where the cops are just cowards! instead of listening to the man about his genuine concern for his family’s safety this is what the pigs pull? typical behavior from that department. always has been and always will. nothing but a gang of rex parris and bacca’s thugs doing what they do best. harassing the public instead of being concerned with real problems. heck it’s lancaster, why do they have to fight real crime when they can make everyone around them a victim. flat out bs and abuse of the badge! fire those pigs!

  7. [removed] the cops
    February 23, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Those cops all need to be taken care of that is [removed]!!

  8. XOXO
    February 23, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    that first white cop who handcuffed him took so much UN-necessary aggression out on that man! tiss tiss tiss ;/

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